IFE 2019: ISE Cross-Border Event

Mar 2019
Time: 1:00pm
, Kent, Ashford, GB, London

The International Food & Drink Event (IFE) is a celebration of 1,350 innovative, global, and cutting-edge food & drink manufacturers!

Attend IFE to discover emerging trends & meet other focused producers at the UK's leading and largest Food & Drink industry event. 

More info on IFE can be found here

The ISE Project is organising a free delegation visit to IFE

This 2-day programme will include an afternoon of activities on Day 1 (19 March) where you will get to network and connect with like-minded businesses from the ISE regions in the UK, Belgium, France, and the Netherlands, as well as a full day at IFE on Day 2 (20 March).

Why attend?

  • Network & make new contacts with like-minded businesses in NL, FR, BE, and the UK
  • Hear from a Food & Drink industry expert
  • Attend IFE 2019 – the UK’s biggest & most innovative Food & Drink trade show
  • Become a member of the ISE Food & Drink Cross-Border Cluster 

DAY 1 - 19 MARCH

1:00PM Arrival & Buffet Lunch

The Chapel Down Winery, Small Hythe Road, Tenterden TN30 7NG

1:30PM Welcome & Introduction - ISE Food & Drink Cluster

1:45PM  Keynote Presentation: UK Food & Drink Market

2:30PM Product Presentations

3:30PM International Group Discussions

Product potential in partner markets (BE, NL, FR, UK)

Advice & guidance from fellow companies 

Sharing contacts & next steps

5:00PM Vineyard Tour & Tasting

6:00PM Transer to restaurant

6:30PM Networking Dinner

9:00PM Transfer to Hotel (for BE, NL, FR businesses)

DAY 2 - 20 MARCH 

7:30AM Breakfast at Hotel (BE, FR, and NL businesses)

8:15AM Transfer to IFE (International Food & Drink Event) by coach

ExCeL London, 1 Western Gateway, Royal Victoria Dock, E16 1XL

10:00AM Free time at IFE 2019

1:00PM Networking Lunch

4:00PM End of event & departure 


You can express an interest in attending this event by filling in the below registration form. 

For more information, you can contact:


Andra Grecu andra.grecu@kent.gov.uk +44 (0) 3000 422416

East Flanders:           

Els Delaere els.delaere@voka.be +32 (0) 497 52 28 13

West Flanders:           

Christ Defoszé christ.defosze@pomwvl.be +32 (0) 468 17 10 75


Denise van Eekeren dve@innovatiehuis.nl +31 (0) 6 441 99 144


Karim Neghli kneghli@aditec.org +33 (0) 7 77 03 28 73 

Please note that this cross-border programme is aimed at companies from/interested in becoming members of the ISE Cross-Border Cluster (Food & Drink). 

The clusters provide a forum for businesses and experts from the 4 ISE countries (UK, France, Belgium & the Netherlands) to meet together, collaborate and attend a series of bespoke cluster events.

Further details on the ISE clusters can be found here

Companies are invited to express an interest in attending IFE with the ISE project but please note that limited spaces are available

This programme is being organised through the EU funded ISE Project and is subject to de minimis state aid regulations. 

Intended for: Food & Drink businesses from or wishing to join the ISE Project Food & Drink Cross-Border Cluster